Job Details

Operations Director - PNG








Papua New Guinea


Management and Executive, Operations and Logistics


Full-time, Contract


We have an excellent opportunity for an Operations Director who will work closely with the Country Director enabling and developing our operations in PNG. 

You will be ensuring the safety and efficiency of the organisation and scheduling all flight operations to meet with applicable standards, legislation and safety policies. 

You will also manage the performance and development of our staff across departments as well as develop partnerships with stakeholders, service providers and customers.


The Operations Director will cover a number of key responsibilities to ensure the functionality of the PNG Programme by: 

Managing all the departments as assigned by the Country Director - You will be responsible for all activities such as overseeing the various department budgets, processes & procedures and addressing any significant issues.  

Manage the effectiveness of operations - You will evaluate and make recommendations for the provision of enhanced customer service, demonstrate skillful handling of customer complaints and roll out agreed improvement projects. It is important to ensure all safety standards are met and that all resources are efficiently utilised. 

Participate in the overall management of the programme - You will be helping to develop and implement strategic plans and be an active member of the leadership team. This role requires you to encourage, support and develop staff and bring about effective performance. 

Please click on the link to view the full job profile: Operations Director - PNG Job Profile

Qualifications, Skills & Experience


  • Secondary / High School graduate
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have held or holds an ICAO Commercial Pilot or Engineering Licence
  • Previous aviation management experience
  • Team management experience


  • A qualification in Business Management or equivalent
  • Experience in dealing with aviation authorities

There is an occupational requirement for overseas staff to be committed Christians, sent and supported by their home Church, and able to support and promote the Christian ethos and beliefs of MAF as a mission organisation through taking part in Christian activities such as Church events, prayer meetings etc. All roles (unless otherwise specified) require some personal support raising to be carried out under the guidance and training of MAF UK.